Shh..!! Don’t make noise… Hindus are sleeping..!
There is a majority opinion in Karnataka that the Muslim votes are the reason why the Congress won the Karnataka assembly election in 2023. In this case, an auto on the road in Karnataka says “Sh..!! Don’t make noise. Hindus are sleeping..”. A picture of this auto is being spread virally on social media by BJP and Right-wing supporters. Some of the posts with such a claim can be seen here and here.
What a wonderful message..👌 pic.twitter.com/zpWbCzhMBV
— 🚩Sushma ಸುಷ್ಮಾ 🇮🇳 (@iamgowda_sushma) July 14, 2023
— ಜಾಗೃತಿ (@jagruti0804) July 11, 2023
What is the truth?
When searching the viral image with Google Lens it is found that the viral image is edited and fake. To confirm whether the circulating photo has been edited, we first analyzed the circulating photo through the Foto forensics website using Error Level Analysis method.
From the result, we came to know that Kannada characters have been photoshopped on auto (ಶಬ್ದ ಮಾಡಬೇಡಿ..!! ಹಿಂದೂ ಮಲಗಿದ್ದಾನೆ) and it is translated using Google Translation as, “Sh..!! Don’t make noise. Hindus are sleeping.”
We further searched and the results led us to know that the actual photo was found on Depositphotos website titled “Auto rickshaw on a Road in Delhi” by EugeneF. Multiple other links also resulted in displaying the actual image of the auto with different angles which can be seen here. So we confirmed that this photo was taken in Delhi, not Karnataka.
This article is originally published by Youturn in Tamil on 15, July 2023.
After examination, It is found that the photo of “Don’t make noise.. Hindus are sleeping..” written on auto is edited and fake. None of the sentences have been placed in the actual photo.